Questions and answers

What is a Lopez valve?

What is a Lopez valve?

The Lopez Valve is designed to help you save time by eliminating the use of nasogastric (NG) tube plugs and poor syringe connections while keeping you safe from accidental exposure to infectious bodily fluids.

How often do you change a Lopez valve?

The Lopez Valve should be handled in a similar nature as other single use enteral products. The most common change protocol for the valve in an acute care setting is weekly.

What is ENFit connector?

Why ENFit®? ENFit® is a patient safety initiative, designed to ensure that feeding tube connectors are incompatible with the connectors for unrelated delivery systems such as trach tubes, IV lines, and catheters.

Do Lopez valves come in different sizes?

No. It has only one size.

How do you install a PEG tube feeding?

Tube Feeding Instructions

  1. Clean your hands.
  2. Gather your supplies in a clean and comfortable place.
  3. Close the roller clamp on the feeding bag (see Figure 3).
  4. Wipe the top of the formula can with a clean cloth or paper towel.
  5. Hang the feeding bag 2 to 3 feet (.
  6. Hold the end of the feeding bag tube over a cup.

What type of tube is a Dobhoff?

A Dobhoff tube is a narrow-bore flexible tube with a diameter of 4 mm, used to deliver enteral nutrition. It is used in patients with a functional gastrointestinal tract, but who are unable to meet their nutritional requirements through oral intake [1,2].

How do you use ENFit?

With the ENFit fill cap attached, connect the ENFit syringe. Gently turn the medication bottle upside down. In a gentle but quick motion, pull and push back the syringe plunger to cycle it once or more (this helps to eliminate air bubbles). Then pull the plunger back to withdraw the desired medication dose.

Are ENFit and luer lock the same?

The ENFit® design features a reverse luer-lock connector—with twist-in functionality rather than the friction-held legacy connector.

What is the function of the PEG tube?

A percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube is a plastic tube that is put into your stomach through your skin. PEG tubes are most often used to give you food or liquids if you are not able to eat or drink.

What is peg tubing?

A percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube, also called a PEG tube or a G-tube, is a plastic feeding tube inserted in a person’s stomach to enable enteral feeding. It is used when someone is not able to take in food and drink by mouth or is unable to maintain proper nutrition through eating. Placement of a PEG tube is done by a medical team.

What is a PEG tube adapter?

MIC PEG Replacement Bolus Feeding Adapter is designed to work with MIC Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) feeding tubes. This adapter allows for bolus or syringe feeding through a patient’s feeding tube. These bolus feeding adapters are clear to allow easy monitoring of the formula.